The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), represents its full spectrum of U.S. textiles coming from fiber through finished sewn products has launched its all-new blog at www.TextilesintheNews.org.The blog will have posts on varied issues and developments in the U.S. textile industry, relating from trade policy, regulatory and legislative updates to profiles on American textile companies to features on innovations, sustainability efforts and human interest stories.
NCTO is a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, including artificial and synthetic filament and fiber producers. U.S. employment in the textile supply chain was 594,147 in 2018. The value of shipments for U.S. textiles and apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018. U.S. exports of fiber, textiles, and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018. Capital expenditures for textile and apparel production totaled $2.0 billion in 2017.